The next evolution of the human-computer collaboration will soon become reality. The Intelligent Cognitive Assistant (ICA) initiative will accelerate the creation of systems that demonstrate the harnessing of machine intelligence to work collaboratively, enhancing human cognitive and physical capabilities. ICA will lead to the creation of new platforms to assist people in working, learning, interacting with new cyber-physical systems, redefine the human-computer interface, transport, health care, and other activities.
Humans face a daunting list of challenges every day, and the future ICA applications will lend a helpful digital hand. These new applications will be individually adaptable and developed to augment the human performance and productivity, establishing new fields such as Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (CAI) at the human-technology frontier.